Thursday, January 6, 2011

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

This is the funniest account of Armageddon ever. By the time the four horsepersons come riding in on their motorcycles, an assortment of demons, angels and satanic nuns have made a bumbling mess of the Great Plan. It starts with swapping the Antichrist for the wrong baby in the latter part of the 20th century. A witch named Anathema Device attempts to sort it out and save the world with the help of an ancient book. She and her ancestors have been deciphering The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch for over 300 years. The prophecies are 100% accurate. If only Agnes Nutter had not been so cryptic...

I listened to an audiobook (Recorded Books: 12.5 hours) narrated by Martin James. He did a fabulous job with the many characters and the footnoted asides. It was always clear who was who. I spent my three days of holiday time over New Year's wearing headphones around the house because I did not want to stop listening.

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